• If MySpace is for sale, who would buy it?

    Posted January 17, 2011 - 9:59 am

    MySpace was once a social networking pioneer and shining star, but analysts now wonder who would want to buy the struggling site.
  • News Corp. so confident about MySpace comeback that they're trying to dump it

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Apparently Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. isn't all that into "agile and flexible." Or maybe it's the "unprofitable" part of MySpace that's prompting its parent company to unload the troubled former leader in social networking.
  • Report: News Corp considering options for MySpace

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 11:30 am

    News Corp, which owns MySpace, has revealed it is considering a sale, merger or even spin-off of the social network.
  • Myspace as cautionary tale

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Three years ago Myspace was on top of the social networking world. Now it's fighting for survival. There's a lesson in this for other Internet properties, including Facebook.
  • Not everyone loves Facebook as an investment

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Social networking phenomenon Facebook enters the new year as arguably the tech company with the most buzz.
  • Out with the old: Tech that died in 2010

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    2010 had its share of failures and (some thankful) endings. Here we explore some of the more interesting tech fails, social network bombs and bid farewell to the world's oldest Twitter user.
  • Top 12 tech embarrassments of 2010

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 11:55 am

    The year in tech had plenty of highs -- and plenty of lows. Here are 12 mortifying moments we won't soon forget.
  • 5 Websites that used to rule the Internet

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    The Internet generation is stunningly disloyal. Brands mean very little to us. Our parents might never have bought anything other than a Ford car, or a Westinghouse refrigerator, but we switch online services without a second thought.
  • Myspace's New Facebook 'Mashup' -- Why Bother?

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    I don't know about you, but I've been feeling an awful lot of "meh" this week. First came the launch of Facebook's non-e-mail e-mail service -- color me indifferent -- and then the day we'll "never forget," when Apple started selling Beatles songs on iTunes. (I've already gotten "11/16/10" tattooed on my thigh to commemorate the occasion.)
  • Facebook and MySpace plan joint announcement on Thursday

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Word broke late Wednesday night that Facebook and MySpace will present a joint announcement Thursday afternoon--and it's left the tech blogosphere scratching its collective head.
  • MySpace gives up, allows links to Facebook

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 7:00 am

    How the mighty have fallen: after being redesigned to look more like Facebook, the site now just allows you to sync your posts to that more popular site.
  • Refreshed MySpace Desperately Seeks Users

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    MySpace is showing off today its new, polished look, which is a far cry from the hodge-podge of textboxes featuring strippers and porn star "friends." The "clean new profile" was announced by CEO Sean Percival who revealed his profile page in stark black and white (although won't we kind of miss that passionate purple?)
  • MySpace's New Privacy Pitch: Too Little, Too Late

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    MySpace is using Facebook's privacy fiasco for a little free publicity, announcing a one-click privacy feature that seems more like an attention grab than an actual play for Facebook users.
  • MySpace Simplifies Privacy Settings

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    The fading social networking site MySpace is looking to capitalize on its rival's recent bad press. In a letter to users Monday, MySpace co-president Mike Jones announced that the company is planning to launch simplified privacy settings to help protect its users' information.
  • 25% of 8 to 12 year olds have a social networking profile

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:00 am

    A quarter of 8 to 12 year olds have a social networking profile on Facebook, Bebo or MySpace despite the sites have a minimum age limit of 13, says Ofcom.
  • MySpace Extends Social Network to Microsoft Outlook

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Now under new management, MySpace is looking to reinvent itself and rise like a Phoenix from the ashes. The once dominant social networking site fell from nearly 70 percent of the social networking market, to only 30 percent in less than a year, and was plummeting on the verge of extinction.
  • MySpace Revamps for Revival

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    As Google takes on the social networking world with Buzz, and Facebook and Twitter bring out location-sharing ala Foursquare, does anybody remember the social networking site that started it all? MySpace has had a tough year -- with employee cuts and CEO resignations -- but the company's new co-presidents are seeking to turn the site around with a new look, a new mantra ("Discover and be discovered"), and believers.
  • After Numerous Shake-Ups, is MySpace Dying?

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    It's almost hard to believe, but MySpace used to be the most popular social networking site in the world. After internal shake-ups and faltering popularity, the site seems, now more than ever, to be headed straight for the pavement, face-first. Its latest attempt at reinvention, called "Discover and be Discovered," might be MySpace's last-ditch shot at recapturing the public's wavering attention.
  • MySpace CEO leaves, company's troubles deepen

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    The departure of troubled MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta after just 10 months on the job could leave the company rudderless, at least in the short term.
  • Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.
  • Scams & shams: The trouble with social networks

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:14 pm

    It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account in Triple H's name, it wasn't the wrestler that the perpetrator had to contend with.
  • Social Networks War Shows Facebook Dominant

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    Facebook is leaping ahead of MySpace to turn into the most popular social networking site in the U.S. Yet although Facebook nailed down 58.6 percent of all U.S visits to social networking sites in September -- for an increase of 194 percent -- use of Twitter surged even more astoundingly, according to Experian Hitwise.
  • MySpace replaces all server hard disks with flash drives

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Solid state drive vendor Fusion-io announced that social networking site has replaced the hard disk drives in its servers with flash drives, allowing it to remove all of its racks of servers by replacing them with servers half the height.
  • MySpace to open source in-house data analysis technology

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    MySpace on Tuesday will release as open source a technology called Qizmt that it developed in-house to mine and crunch massive amounts of data and generate friend recommendations in its social-networking site.
  • MySpace helps developers tune site performance with new tool

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    MySpace will release as open source a tool it uses internally to track and tune the performance of its Web site, a move that will allow developers to benefit from the tool's capabilities and help extend and enhance its functionality.

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